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Losing weight for your wedding day

06 Dec 2019

Find a wedding weight loss solution that's right for you with these procedures from The Bariatric Group, based in the South West

It really doesn’t matter what shape and size you are on your big day, if you are happy within yourself. Feeling good in your wedding dress or wedding outfit will instil you with confidence, and this in turn will shine right through to your smile.

So, are you happy with your weight? Or will you look back at your wedding photographs with a sense of regret?

There are hundreds of weight loss plans out there right now. You may have tried several in the past, but perhaps you have always regained your weight. Do you need a short or long-term solution for your big day?

Surgical and non-surgical weight loss solutions

The Bariatric Group offers a range of non-surgical and surgical weight loss intervention procedures, including gastric balloons, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. These are available for a body mass index (BMI) of 27 and above. 

The Bariatric Group's Elipse Balloons stay in place for approximately 16 weeks, allowing you plenty of time to plan your wedding while losing weight. The Elipse Balloon procedure only takes around 30 minutes to place and does not require any surgery, endoscopy or anaesthesia.

The Bariatric Group's Orbera Balloons are placed and removed endoscopically. Six and 12 month Balloons are available and are carried out as a day case. Full dietetic support is always provided within the package prices as you will need the knowledge to continue with your healthy eating plan once your Balloon is removed.

For longer term management of your weight, you may wish to consider a surgical option. These are performed laparoscopically and require a general anaesthetic.

Gastric Banding may be an option for you, if portion control is your main issue and your body mass index is over 30. The procedure can be carried out as a day case, but often a one-night stay in hospital is required. The Bariatric Group recommends 1-2 weeks off work after this operation. Your gastric band is adjusted regularly by one of Bariatric's nurse specialists and only takes a few minutes. There are regular clinics available across the South West.

Do you suffer from constant hunger, eat large portions of high fat food and snack on high sugar content? Is you BMI greater than 35? Then a Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass may be an option to consider. Both procedures require a two-night hospital stay as they are more invasive, and the recovery period is 2-3 weeks. Weight loss can be rapid and therefore your follow up support is very important. The Bariatric Group offers unlimited support for two years with its team and a lifetime of annual weight monitoring appointments.

Weight loss benefits

There  are numerous benefits to weight loss, including:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Increased energy and mobility levels
  • Reduced likelihood of certain health conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, PCOS, high cholesterol and heart conditions, to name just a few.
  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased life span.

So how do you know which procedure is suitable for you? Calculate your BMI on The Bariatric Group's website, www.thebariatricgroup.co.uk, and make an enquiry online or by calling the team on 01823 215714.

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